The question Raheem Sterling was overheard asking Malang Sarr on his first day in Chelsea training
Raheem Sterling has begun training with his new Chelsea teammates after his high-profile move from Manchester City.
He has had his every move covered by Chelsea’s social media team, with Blues players offering their personal welcomes to the club.
One of those caught on camera doing so was Malang Sarr, with the Frenchman offering a welcome as the players set off for a trip to the LA Dodgers stadium.
The conversation prompted Sterling to ask the 23-year-old about his position, with Thomas Tuchel utilising him in a number of roles last year.
The England international asked: “What are you? Are you a centre-half or a left-back?”
An injury to Ben Chilwell saw the Blues short in depth in the left-wing-back role, with only Marcos Alonso available as a recognised option.
Sterling asks Sarr his position
The demand of competing on four fronts as well as at the Club World Cup obviously lead to the Blues needing another option, with Sarr being utilised there on occasion.
While he doesn’t hold the attacking capabilities the pair have, his defensive soundness allowed Tuchel to experiment with a four-back formation.
Sarr’s future at the club is currently unclear, with them in the middle of a complete defensive revolution.
They are expected to announce the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly imminently, and also maintain an interest in Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde.
However, the Frenchman may be encouraged by the fact that Nathan Ake is no longer likely to join as the club’s failed to agree a deal for the Dutchman.
The season could be huge for him in fact, with Levi Colwill also threatening to break through into the first team.
The 19-year-old will be another encouraged by the news of Ake not joining, with the trio sharing the trait of being left footed, hopefully replacing Antonio Rudiger well.